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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 5:49 pm

BFA Showcase
The work of art, ‘Retinentia’ by Bethany Pace, is presented on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in the Claypool-Young Art Building in Morehead, KY. Photo by Charlie Miller By Charlie Miller

As students of the BFA program end their last semester at MSU, they’re recognized for their outstanding works of art in a showcase at Claypool-Young. 

“I contributed to the success of the students by teaching and helping them to install their work to make it even more great than it already is,” said Melissa Yungbluth, director of the Golding-Yang Art Gallery and instructor of Arts Admin and Entrepreneurship. “They're already successful without me.” 

Bethany Pace, a senior art major, created ‘Retinentia’, a work of art heavenly influenced by Pace’s grandmother who has dementia. 

“The concept behind this body of work boils down to memory and ability to access the data stored inside of us,” said Pace. The images within the body of work are abstractions of foods from Pace’s childhood. 

“Due to the abstraction, they have lost their familiarity and have become dissociative of their significance,” she said. Each module is positioned in a long, cloud-like form with plenty of space between each module.

New for this year, the Golding-Yang BFA Award for Best Singular Work and the Golding-Yang BFA Award for Best Body of Work will be awarded.